Common problems during labor
It is very unlikely these days that problems during labor and delivery will cause serious or fatal problems for you or your child. Childbirth used to be a very serious time for a woman, and in the past many women and babies died during the labor process. With better medical knowledge and well-equipped hospitals, it is far less likely that you will be harmed whilst you are giving birth, and just as unlikely that your child will be injured or die during the process.
However, there are still some complications which happen fairly regularly, and it is good to know about these in advance so that you are prepared for them and know what can and will happen if they are a factor in your own labor.
- Umbilical cord problems. One of the most common problems during birth is that the umbilical cord becomes looped around the baby’s neck, causing the baby to lose oxygen. Although this sounds dangerous, because it is such a common problem doctors and nurses are able to deal with it fairly easily.
- Abnormal fetal heart rate. This is another common problem which can be caused by all kinds of different issues. In some cases it may concern doctors enough to perform an emergency cesarean section, in other cases the mother simply being calmed down, or moving position can help the heart rate to balance out.
- Stalled labor. This can happen for many reasons, and sometimes there is no clear reason for a labor than just stops progressing. In some cases a doctor will just move to perform a cesarean section if the labor has stopped completely, whilst there are also medications which can speed up labor, as can a change of position for the mother.
When to make accident claims in Rochdale
If you or your child is injured during labor, but you feel that the fault lies with the hospital or midwife looking after you rather than simply being a natural problem, you may be able to make accident claims in Rochdale against those you feel are at fault.
It is devastating to have a bad childbirth experience, particularly if you or your child is injured or if your child dies during the process. Making accident claims in Rochdale cannot make up for this, but it can help to pay for any damages and offer you a sense of emotional closure.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about accident claims in Rochdale, and find out whether or not you have a good case for a claim. You can choose to start your claim there and then if you do feel that your case is good enough.